Evan Ireland – Kept

Nineteen-year-old Chicago-based producer, Evan Ireland, takes a lean from the upbeat tracks on 2012's Ten Songs About The Last Six Months and keeps it upbeat for the EP, Kept. Vocal passages and samples are minimal and pitch-affected as low, dark-sounding chords and layers of tape hiss float atop the programmed beats like spirit guides. Fans … Continue reading Evan Ireland – Kept


Georigia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti – Denderah

Georgia Anne Muldrow dons the Alice Coltrane-inspired mood of Jyoti for her latest set, Denderah, on her own SomeOthaShip Connect imprint. For her second project as Jyoti, Muldrow delivers playing and programming that reveals more of a straight-ahead and jazz heritage and sensibility than the first project. It's natural given that her father is jazz … Continue reading Georigia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti – Denderah

Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady

There is something to be said for an original idea in today’s realm of pop music, especially since there aren’t many. While Katy Perry roars with ho-hum predictability and Miley Cyrus proves the pop-without-substance factor still works, Janelle Monae drops Electric Lady, her sophomore full-length follow-up to her phenomenal The ArchAndroid and flips the genre … Continue reading Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady